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, in today's president obama will be laying out the state of the union. it is the speech he will use to lay the groundwork for his next four years in office. he is setting the stage for the spending showdown that will play out over the next few weeks. >> the economy, jobs, and the middle class are expected to be center stage on tuesday night as president obama delivers his fourth state of the union address. the president will be trying to take the high ground from republicans in the fight over budget cuts. >> they would rather ask more from the majority of americans and put our recovery at risk than close a single tax loophole for the wealthy. >> the president and democrats are demanding what they see as a fair balance. >> we need more revenue and more cuts. of like to see that in a bold proposal. >> if there is no deal by march 1, automatic spending cuts taken. >> these reductions do not make sense. we will hurt a lot of people. it is up to the president to act now. >> not everyone believes the across-the-board cuts could hurt the economy. >> the president is talking about a sequester. the
have to admire him. >> and here at home one day ahead of president obama's state of the union address, vice president biden is meeting with law enforcement officials in philadelphia about reducing gun violence. while victims of gun violence, like former congresswoman gabby giffords, takes a stand. >> we have a problem where we shop, where we pray, where our children go to school. take it from me. congress must act. >> and this hour president obama will be awarding the medal of army to staff sergeant clinton for courage under fire in afghanistan. he is only the fourth living recipient of the military's highest honor for service in iraq or afghanistan. >>> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. a stunning announcement this morning from rome. pope benedict xvi is abdicating his office. joining me now is ann thompson, lee at st. patrick's cathedral in new york city, of course, and nbc vatican analyst george weigel is here with me, and we begin with claudio. you were shocked by this. people in st. peter's square didn't even know that it was happening. tell us what happened. >> n
. >>> just two days away from president obama's state of the union address. the economy and job creation are expected to take center stage in the annual speech. today on "meet the press" congressional leaders from both parties said they're anxious to hear what the president has to say about the looming sequester. >> the president believes and i agree within tax reform we can find additional savings over the next ten years. use that to move toward deficit reduction and still keep this economy moving forward. >> i want reductions in spending that make sense. these indiscriminate reductions do not make sense, and we're going to hurt a lot of people. >> president obama added a third stop in his post-state of the union tour. he's going to travel to chicago, north carolina, and georgia to discuss proposals unveiled in his speech on tuesday. his speech on tuesday. >>> the familmy bad. tell me you have good insurance. yup, i've got... [ voice of dennis ] ...allstate. really? i was afraid you'd have some cut-rate policy. nope, i've got... [ voice of dennis ] the allstate value plan. it's their mo
training. >> that was nbc's miguel alma gar ra reporting there. >>> president obama will be putting the final touches on his state of the union speech for tomorrow night. nbc's brian moore has this preview. >> reporter: the economy, jobs and the middle class are expected to be center stage tuesday night as president obama delivers his fourth state of the unnon address. while foreshadowing his second term agenda, the president will also be trying to take the high ground from republicans in the fight over budget cuts. >> they'd rather ask more from the vast majority of americans and put our recovery at risk than close even a single tax loophole that benefits the wealthy. >> reporter: the president and democrats are demanding what they see as a fair balance. >> so what we do need is more revenue and more cuts. >> what i would like to see that is in big, balanced, bold promos sal. >> if interest's no deal by march 1st, deep, automatic spending cuts kick in. >> these indiscriminate reductions do not make sense and we're going to hurt a lot of people and it's up to the president to act no
. >>> president obama is putting the finishing touches on his state of the union address for his second term. the first of the second term. white house officials are segment nauling that he wants to focus on improving the economic plight of the middle class with investments in education and clean energy, enfrom a structure and manufacturing. that is not a prescription for getting a budget deal with house republicans. joining me now for our daily fix, chris calliza. chris, another big topic, of course, will be guns, and they're going to be a number of guests in the chamber of both members principalically democratic members, house members, as well as, of course, mrs. obama who are victims of gun violence. right now at this hour the vice president is in philadelphia meeting with law enforcement officials, with mibz of congress, of course, the mayor, local police cheefdz, and talking about this just as tle there was a shooting at the courthouse in bloomington, delaware. >> right. >> where do you think the press will try to move the gun debate first in the state of the union? >> sure, i mean, loo
shootings. gun violence will be on the agenda for president obama's state of the union address this tuesday night. garr keefe white house correspondent major garrett joins us now. major, how hard do you expectident to the president to push his case for gun control? >> reporter: well, he'll push it, jim, but the president will use the state of the union the address to talk about more things like the economy, expanding economic growth, and expandin increasing jobs for american people. gun control will be mentioned,tion but it won't be emphasized. emphasi economic news is still mixed and is the president's approval ratings have dipped a bit recently. the white house knows americans are focused first and foremoste on jobs, and that issue has been on the backburner as the president almost exclusively in the early part of his second term has focused on gun control and immigration reform.io >> gun control is a broad topic. how specific do you expect himc. to be tuesday night?pe >> reporter: we're told, jim the president will talk about>> r the three priorities he has already put before congress an
the soviet union did. yes, barack obama still months away from even being sworn in as president at that point. but congressman paul broun was already on him for being both a nazi and a soviet communist. and that kind of set the tone for how congressman paul broun of georgia would handle himself over the next four years. >> i believe this administration wants to destroy the free enterprise system. there is a word for that, socialism. he is a marxist. >> fellow patriots, we have a lot of domestic enemies of the constitution and they're right down the mall in the congress of the united states. and right down independence avenue in the white house of -- that belongs to us. it's not about my ability to hunt, which i love to do. it's not about the ability for me to protect my family and my property against criminals, which we have the right to do. but it's about, it's all about us protecting ourselves from a tyrannical government of the united states. >> do you think president obama is a socialist? >> i know he is. in fact, you look at his own writings, he said when he was in college, he leaned to
begin an aspirin regimen. [ woman ] learn from my story. >> jeff: president obama delivers his state of the union address to a joint session of congress tuesday night. administration sources are signaling the speech will focus on the economy and job creation. a white house spokesman called today for quick senate confirmation of the nominees for cia director and defense secretary saying any delay would be quote, playing politics. that statement followed republican senator lindsay graham's vow on face the nation to block the nominations of john brennan and chuck hagel pending more answers on the attacks in benghazi last september. >> i don't think we should allow brennan to go forward for the cia directorship hagel to be confirmed as secretary of defense until the white house gives us an accounting. >> jeff: there are still 102,000 coalition troops in afghanistan. and today marked a change of command for them. marine general john all when who is in line to become nato's supreme european commander passed the baton to marine general joseph dunford in a ceremony at coalition headquarters
in motion. >> welcome back. we're just two days away from president obama's state of the union address and the economy is expected to be the main focus of that speech. and will it also echo the president's inauguration speech? joining us now to weigh in is the host of fox news sunday, chris wallace, thanks for coming on and what do you expect to hear from the speech on tuesday? >> what i expect to hear is what the white house says we're going to here and where the president in his inaugural address talks a lot about social equality and social issues, gay rights and climate change. and talking more about the economy and the middle class, a lot of things you heard during the campaign and interestingly enough for the talks of the sequester and cuts that kick in on march 1st he'll talk about new spending on education and structure and energy and manufacturing, the idea that we've got to boost the economy and again this theme we've got to boost the middle class. >> alisyn: as you know, chris, some of his inaugural speech got some criticism from the right and they thought it was just a progr
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an honest mistake. >>> finally, republicans refusing to attend president obama's state of the union address georgia congressman paul broun for example typically stays in his office hooked to his twitter account. where will steve pierce be during the address? his announcement yesterday, public hearing on the chicken is the same day of the state of the union. pearce will be attending a meeting on a chicken to the endangerered species list. >>> and their top staffers would rather forget. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. i'm lorenzo. i work for 47 different companies. well, technically i work for one. that company, the united states postal service®, works for thousands of home businesses. because at usps.com®, you can pay, print and have your packages picked up for free. i can even drop off free boxes. i wear a lot of hats. well, technically i wear one. the u.s. postal service®, no business too small. with multiple lacerations to the wing and a fractured beak. surgery was successful, but he will be in a cast until it is fully healed, possibly several months. so, if the duc
this when florida senator marco rubio delivers the republican response to president obama's state of the union address tuesday night. he will be the fourth potential gop presidential candidate to do so in five years. last year it was then-governor mitch daniels of indiana, who is now president of purdue university. but in 2012 it was paul ryan, 2010 virginia governor bob mcdonnell, and in 2009 louisiana governor bobby jindal. and you can expect rubio, ryan, mcdonnell, and jindal all to start showing up in iowa before long ahead of the 2016 iowa caucuses. we'll be right back. >>> we're back. new jersey governor chris christie can't seem to stop talking about his weight, and maybe he wants it that way. first, christie poked fun at his weight this week with davi>>> w. new jersey governor chris christie can't seem to stop talking about his weight, and maybe he wants it that way. first, christie poked fun at his weight this week with david letterman. >> i'm basically the healthiest fat guy you have ever seen in your life. >> president clinton's former white house doctor, connie mariano
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about their good work at cwa-union.org. president obama making a big case of it in his inaugural address. immigration reform. since then, we've seen a bipartisan group of senators -- republicans and democrats in the senate. and republicans and democrats in the house as well. come up with their ideas for immigration reform. it looks like the planets may finally be in line to do something about comprehensive immigration reform. is that the case? here's a man who's been out there in front on this issue for many years. henry cuellar congressman from the great state of texas. thanks for joining us this morning. >> thank you. good morning to you bill. thank you so much. >> bill: victoria jones is here also from talk radio news. congressman, are you optimistic that we're going to see comprehensive immigration reform this year? and what do you think are the necessary ingredients? >> yes i do. bottom line is this. democrats want immigration reform. republicans need immigration reform. so i think it is starting to happen. it has to have three parts. first, smart border security. two, gotta have a
. optionsxpress by charles schwab. >>> president obama will deliver what could be his most important state of the union address on tuesday when he speaks for the first time before both chambers of congress since his re-election. let's bring in our gaggle to talk about it, from the centers for american progress, the washington examiner's susan, from the national review jim garrity and nbc white house correspondent kristen welker. kristen, let's start with you. a little birdie told me you have a little state of the union address news. >> reporter: a little bit of news coming out of the white house this morning, chris. the white house looking at this speech as really the president's best chance to map out what he hopes to accomplish not just in the four years but what he is hoping to aim over the next year, year and a half. his best chance to get some of those larger policy initiatives passed like immigration control, stiffer gun control laws. i am being told this morning that the economy will be a key focus of the president's state of the union address. of course that is still the big issue
there's hypocrisy. the aclu has been consistent. hypocrisy is on the political side. >> barack obama. >> democratic politician have kept quiet but that may change. they're starting to ask questions and they should. everybody the union killed in the confederacy in the civil aware was an american citizen. this kind of stuff can happen in war but i think we need a lot more information about how they decide what the safeguards are, et cetera, et cetera. >> we have to leave that here because we're out of time. next, rebranding the republican party. will it work and can they make inroads in 2014. we'll be right back. it's not what you think. it's a phoenix with 4 wheels. it's a hawk with night vision goggles. it's marching to the beat of a different drum. and where beauty meets brains. it's big ideas with smaller footprints. and knowing there's always more in the world to see. it's the all-new lincoln mkz. prego?! but i've been buying ragu for years. [ thinking ] i wonderhat other questionable choices i've made? [ club scene music ] [ sigh of relief ] [ male announcer ] choose taste. choos
. president obama may have previewed some of what he will say on immigration an guns touz's state of the union address while speaking just in the past hour at a conference the house democratic caucus. >> we need to get immigration reform done. and i'm going to be pushing hard to get it done. early. and we've got to be mindful about steps we can take to end the cycle of gun violence in this country. >> those comments come as a new poll on both issues is released today. on gun control, quinnipiac poll shows americans support background checks for all buyers, 92% in favor. 7% stand opposed. on immigration reform, 56% favor allowing immigrants to stay and be given a path to citizenship. 10% say those immigrants should be allowed to stay and not allowed to be citizens. 30% say those immigrants should be made to leave. joining me now is keith boykin and lois romano. thank you both for joining us. >> hey, tamron. >> 92% support this as far as ban on high capacity magazines, 56 pst, ban on assault weapons, 56%. how does the nra stand in opposition to let's just single out universal background check? >
out. >> reporter: the funeral comes on the eve of the president's state of the union address. when he plans to reiterate his push for stiffer gun laws, which includes universal background checks, a ban on assault weapons, and limits on high-capacity magazines. but this week, mr. obama acknowledged the political reality. >> there are regional differences here. and we should respect those. >> reporter: political analysts say the measures will be hard to get through congress. >> and that's just not because of republican opposition to it. there are many democrats up in swing states where gun rights are quite important and are seen as part of the culture. >> reporter: but on chicago's south side today, young voices called on adults to do something. >> we have to stop the violence. it sounds different coming from adults than it does from another teen, and i say to you, we have to stop it now. >> reporter: senior administration officials say in his state of the union address, the president will talk about gun violence and immigration, but they say the speech will focus largely on the economy
to show -- this is what i wrote about it. a chance to show that there's a lot more union animity on guns and gun control than i think the nra wants people to think in washington. because of polling and things like that. that's what obama was saying. there is a lot we agree on. the things like background checks. >> bill: we are going into a break. i think that's true, people outside the beltway. you and i did not see that unanimity at the senate hearing last week. we'll talk more about that. we'll be joined by frank rich, "new york" magazine next, columnist extraordinaire coming up in the next segment. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." guys that do reverse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? >> announcer: this is the
, tennessee reportedly around 3,0 3,000. >> and president obama preparing to cut the nuclear arsenal by a third and the president will unveil the plan as early as tuesday in the state of the union address, scaling back the number of warheads would save the pentagon billions of dollars as, but the plan could cut spending as russia and china continue to spend more on their systems. and students in california will not have to worry about passing algebra anymore, they won't be taking it. the state has done away with the requirement for 8th graders to take the class, falling in line with the core standards rolled out across the country. and under those standards, the students can chase an alternative course which standardized tests will stay focused on and critics say they leave the students unprepared for college. a fox news alert. this morning the manhunt for that ex-police officer accused of killing three people gets underway again. yesterday dozens of police and s.w.a.t. teams scoured the california mountains for any signs of christopher dorner, they admit he could be anywhereby now.
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